Musical life review for the elderly with dementia as spiritual care-Clinical functions and roles of meaningful or memorable songs

Masako Otera, Hiroko Horike, Takamasa Saito

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Abstract

Life review with music activities such as singing and listening to clients' meaningful or memorable songs is a commonly practiced technique in various clinical settings. In the current paper, two case studies of life review with two Japanese elderly women with dementia were presented. We used a theoretical framework called "Musical Life Review" model (Sato, 2011) to analyze the functions of clients' meaningful or memorable songs used during life review sessions. Furthermore, we determined spiritual needs displayed by clients with Murata's theoretical model (Murata, 2003), which is intended to clarify the structure of spiritual pain. Clinical values and functional meanings of musical life review for people with dementia were also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)285-290
Number of pages6
JournalArts in Psychotherapy
Volume40
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • Dementia
  • Life review
  • Music therapy
  • Spiritual care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Professions (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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